Posted on Jan 11, 2015
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I am a medic and have been trying to reclass to a 35 series MOS for the last 3 years. I've had packets prepared and ready to go. Every time I speak with my career counselor I am told that there are no school seats for any of the MOSs I and going for. This last Thursday I was finally told that all the seats were going to new recruits and that it was next to impossible for active duty Army to get a seat. I am a little frustrated at not only the time I have spent pushing for reclass and not being told the reason why there are no seats, but also from armyreenlistment.com advertising these MOSs being open. My question is, how do I go about getting one of those seats. I'm not one to give up that easily. There has to be a way. Does anyone on here have any advice?
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SGT (Join to see) Have you checked the in/out calls for intel? At this moment, only 35G, 35L and 35N are accepting Skill Level 1 Soldiers
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SGT Steven Eugene Kuhn MBA
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Have you tried going to Branch/MOS clerk directly, this is how I was able to stay in Germany for 3 tours straight, may not apply in your case.
Best of luck!
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Thank you for your advice. Unfortunately, I have spoken to the Branch managers of all three MOSs I'm am trying for and all three were less than helpful, actually rude and rather dismissive. I have been told repeatedly to contact my career counselor even after I have informed them that I had done just that. I've considered contacting the schoolhouses directly or talking with a regular active duty recruiter out in town.
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SGT Steven Eugene Kuhn MBA
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When I wanted to go to PLDC back in my day, my CP was not considering me so I made sure I got in front of the Colonel after doing some research on his background. I mentioned his love for collecting tin soldiers made me think of my Grandfather who did the same and asked him what era his collections covered...basically struck up a conversation.
Because I took interest, he did to and he asked about my past, I stated I was a career soldier and strive to be the best in all I do every day, he congratulated me and wished me luck, I simply said: my next mission is PLDC, I just need to get on the list and smiled a bit sly. 3 weeks later I was heading out to PLDC.

This is classic networking and how I have gotten to where I am and much of what I have accomplished in my life is becasue I help others do the same, connect those I meet to those I know, creating win win situations.
My suggestion to you is to find out what the schools NCO (career counselor?) needs in his career or otherwise and see if you know someone who can help, do not make it obvious but when we selflessly help others, good things come to us.
I woudl certainly start a relationship with a clerk or someone, there IS someone out here waiting to hear from you, but talk about them first becasue they need an emotional reason to help you, if they like you, they will help, even bend the rules a bit.
Hope this helps!
Steven
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Thank you again. I will try that.
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SGT Ncoic Cardiology Clinic
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Branch managers don't deal with reclass. Try the proponent NCO. SGT (Join to see) -
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SSG Bas Ncoic
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It's based on in and out calls. If it's not open then it ain't gonna happen. There is a million things you can do to broaden your horizon so go do something else.
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